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PBA and St. Thomas Go Scoreless After Four Periods Of Play

Written By: Michael Brown, Palm Beach Atlantic University SID

Miami Gardens, Fla.- A far cry from the score of their first meeting with St. Thomas University in their first game of the season, the Palm Beach Atlantic University women’s soccer team and the STU Bobcats came away with a 0-0 score after neither team was able to net a goal in regulation and two overtime periods.

This marks the first tie of the season for both squads, as PBA’s record totals 4-5-1 while STU moves to 7-2-1 on the season. Back on August 23rd, the first match of the season for both squads, PBA hosted the Bobcats to a tune of a 7-1 Sailfish victory at Lantana Field.

“We didn’t play well, and it really showed in the first-half especially,” said Sailfish head coach Dwayne Whiteheart.

“I was pleased with our efforts in overtime especially and we really gave ourself some good opportunities in the two overtime periods,” continued Whiteheart. “Ashley (Morrell) played really well and is a big reason we were able to come out with a tie,” added Whiteheart.

Ashley Morrell, PBA’s sophomore goalkeeper and a product of Park Vista High School in Lake Worth, Florida, was credited with 14 keeper saves in helping keep the Bobcats offensive attack from getting on the scoreboard. In total, STU registered 29 shots compared to that of 10 shots by the Fish. Six of the Sailfish shots came within overtime.

In goal for the Bobcats was Lea Jones who tallied eight saves during her 120 minutes of action in goal for St. Thomas on Tuesday afternoon.

Doing most of the offensive work for the Bobcats was the steady play of forward Sandra Vargas who collected 14 total shots (five shots on goal) but was unable to get one past the Sailfish defensive unit and kept the score deadlocked at zero.

PBA returns to action on Saturday, October 13th when they travel to Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for a matchup with the Sharks. Start time is scheduled for 8:00 p.m.

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